Wednesday, January 31, 2007

K. Fed's Nationwide Commercial


Although not exactly about fashion, this made me giggle and I'm sure a lot of people are interested in seeing it. On a sidenote though, I hate Nationwide and I'm planning on switching as soon as I can.
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Twist Belt

A belt can completely change the look of an outfit. Here's a great one from Searle NYC for $198. A great item for defining a waist and adding some pizzazz to a look.

Stylist Essentials Kit

Here's a brilliant collection of all things you would possibly need for a big night, including fashion tape, foot petals, a lint roller, sewing supplies, etc etc. Definately worth $60 if you're a girl who likes to go out on the town! Get it at Couture Candy.

Tokyo Look Blouse

I actually found this site, Zu-Zu-b, by clicking a Google ad on my blog, how crazy is that? The clothes are tres chic without breaking the bank. They even have a "Tokyo Look" section, which I just have to post something from!
Here's a blouse, with a cute fit and necktie, for just $42!

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Valentine's Day Date Dress

Here's a cute little dress to wear for a romantic dinner date on Valentine's Day. It's got the interesting cut out which makes it kinda different and special. Get it at ModCloth for $84.

High-Waist, Embroided Skirt

Remember Catherine Malandrino from Project Runway (guest judge, not contestant)? Well, this skirt is by her and I love it! I like shiney objects. Get it at Active Endevours for the steal price of $148 (orignally $500!!!!).

Velveteen Pants

I own a pair of pants in this material, and they are so comfy and warm! Yet there are still nice enough to wear to work, which is a double bonus! Get these on sale at The Gap for just $20 in regular, tall or petite.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Walking Shoes

Want to catch that guy's eye at the gym? Get this pair of Nike walking shoes and no one will be able to ignore you! Get them at Nordstrom. If they're a bit too much for you, there's a slightly flashier version too.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Love Hate Tee

OMG, check out this shirt!! So clever and you can get it for $26 and Made In Design.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Shop Mannquin's Gain Weight

Spanish shop window dummies have been ordered to fatten up after the government and big fashion chains agreed that female dummies should wear size 10 clothes or above.

The agreement between Spanish retail chains such as Zara and Mango and the country's health ministry came as the fashion trade agreed to a series of measures designed to combat anorexia.

Stick-thin mannequins will be withdrawn from store windows over the next few years as those capable of wearing clothes bearing labels marked European size 38, equivalent to the British size 10, take their place.

In a further attempt to be more accepting of clients' real sizes, fashion stores also agreed to incorporate European size 46 (British 18) into their normal clothing range. Size 46 clothes are currently not stocked or are banished to the outsize racks by Spanish retailers.

The health minister, Elena Salgado, hailed the agreement as a blow against the ideals of the unattainable, and potentially dangerous, skinniness promoted by some parts of the fashion industry.

"It is not reasonable for a modern and advanced society to establish stereotypes of beauty that are far removed from social reality," she said.

Her ministry plans to measure 8,500 Spanish girls and women between the ages of 12 and 70 to determine the true shape of Spanish women's bodies.

Retailers have also pledged to stop putting clients through the nightmare of having to work out exactly what their size is in each shop they visit. With different retailers deciding for themselves exactly what, for example, a size 38 really is, consumers are confused.

Now retailers are to agree a common sizing policy that will be "truthful, homogenous and comprehensible".

The health ministry's study of real body shapes will help them, while new rules will increase the information available to shoppers so that, for example, dress labels will carry information on waist, hip and bust sizes.

The measures confirm the place of Spanish designers and retailers in the vanguard of those in the global fashion industry prepared to accept that they can influence women's health.

Last year two Spanish fashion shows banned models with a body mass index of below 18, meaning that they had to weigh at least 55kg (8st 9lb) if their height was 1.75 metres (5ft 7in).

Madrid's Pasarela Cibeles show, for example, banned several models for being too thin.

"It is everyone's commitment that beauty and health go hand in hand," Ms Salgado said. It was unclear yesterday whether the common sizing system, which will be Europe's first, would set a trend across the European Union.

British shoppers will, at least, know they can expect to fit in the same size clothes every time they visit Spanish retailers such as Zara, Mango or Bershka - which are increasingly visible on British high streets.

Once the sizing of women's clothes has been sorted out, Spain's socialist government says it will turn its attentions to men's clothes.

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Just like Barbie! I wonder if making inanimate objects more healthy really makes a difference.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Hooded Top

This hoodie tee is just absolutely fabulous! The tweed hood, cuffs and back pocket are just the type of details that really take a piece to that extra level of cool. Get it for $140 at Famous Style.

Bridesmaid Dresses

Since my sister has tasked me with job of finding her bridesmaid dresses, I figure I will make her read my blog in order to see what I've found - mwahahahah!

I like this one by Siri best - it's simple, chic and would flatter a lot of body shapes. Hmm, it feels like almost all bridesmaid dresses look the same or ugly.

Here's one by Simple Silhouettes.

I like this one by Charsa.
Notice I did not post floor-length gowns (I think only super formal weddings int he evening should have those) or strapless dresses (I just look bad in strapless). Also it's a winter wedding so I picked material that wasn't airy like chiffon.

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Bright Zen Watch

Here's a cute unisex watch with a twist - the hours, minutes and seconds are displayed in bar-graph format. Definately not your every day time piece, get it for $125 in white, red, black, blue, orange or yellow at 2modern.

New Line of Aveeno Skincare

Ooo, Aveeno's launched a new line of skincare creams, Positively Ageless. Plus, pretty picture by the totally awesome and very talented Julian Beever!

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Sports Bra Size C and Up

For women whose cups runneth over, here is a great sports bra for support. I know that it's a little pricey at $54, but if you're a DDD and running, you're probably already wearing two sports bras. Plus, this one has molded cups so no uniboob at the gym! Get it at Figleaves.com.

Wii Mii Tee

Before you start gaming it up on the Nintendo Wii, you must first create your Mii — a cartoony, digital version of yourself that will represent you in the games you play. And now you can show off your Mii outside of your living room. This Mii T-shirt ($35) comes in the color of your choice emblazoned with your custom Mii across the chest. The store selling the tees gives you two simple ways to send them your Mii.
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Blackberry & Pearl Shades

Drool. Boy I wish I could justify spending $305 and a pair of Channel sunglasses. Unfortunately, at the rate I lose them, it's just not worth it. If you feel it is, get them at Object Fetish.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Burberry Show Video


Burberry Prorsum Spring Summer 2007 Womenswear Collection

What Would You Like To See?

Toucan Purse

Little Odd Forest has some great new purses! I love the toucan on this purse, definately an under-represented animal in the fashion industry! Plus, it's only $25.

Forget Me Not Ring

Ever have trouble remembering what you're supposed to do today? Forget no longer with this silver ring from Cooper Hewitt. Unique yet classic, get this ring for only $45.

Jersey Wrap Dress

Check out this great dress at Old Navy. It's only $20-$30 (depending on the color you get) and it's a great Spring-is-coming piece. But watch out for jersey, I've learned that it stretches when you hang it up!

Sweater Vest

I usually classify vests as blazers, but this is really more the sweater category - so it gets both.
I've noticed that sweater vests are kinda chic as the moment, but not enough for me to spend big bucks on a piece. Viola - Le Redoute to save the day with this vest costing a mere $30.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Sweater with Belt

The amazing bargains just keep coming! Net-a-Porter has got some super fancy designer clothes for very reasonable prices right now, I would definately snatch these things up! Here's a Burberry sweater with matching belt (which is made out of the same merino wool) - down from $275 to $110.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Prada Skirt

Oooo, Prada skirt down from $690 to just $208. The material is taffetà - plissè silk - I love it. Get this awesome investment at Yoox.

Flower Tee

At first I thought this was just a normal shirt, but then I noticed how the flowers were applique over the shirt and that they overlap the hem. Be exciting and color outside the lines! Find this at Stars + Infinite Darkness for $115.

Wideleg Trousers

Since my wonderous readers have voted death to skinny pants, here are some voluminous wideleg toursers to wear! Only $58 from Urban Outfitters, nothing is more stylish than being comfortable in your clothes!

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Disc Necklace

I like the discs, they kinda remind me of what a Moraccan princess would wear. Get this at Moondance for $140.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Chewbaca Boots

Chewy deserved a better end than this!

Cozy Hooded Robe

Waking up is rarely easy for me, but it's even worse on cold winter mornings. Make your life a little easier by handing this next to your bed. Get it at Anthropologie for $65.

Prepare for Wear Red Day!

As National Wear Red Day is coming up, I figure I better post a cute red dress so you can get it in time! Here's a fantastic addition to your wardrobe... look at all the ways you can wear this one dress!!! And it's only $159 at Blonde LA... totally worth it since it's like getting 5 dresses in one. Also, it's made of modal, which is the softest material in the world!

Semi-Annual Blue Sale

Time for Bluefly's Semi-Annual Sale!!! Tons of great stuff for cheap, like this Victorian blouse - down from $265 to $135!

Thursday, January 18, 2007

FREE Dermalogica Event in LA

FREE?!?!?! I love free!!! Technically beauty and not fashion but I figured close enough.

Date: Wednesday, January, 24, 2007

Times: 12:00pm-1:30pm or 6:00pm-7:30pm

Location: Dermalogica / The International Dermal Institute - Irvine
16253 Laguna Canyon Road, Suite 160
Irvine, CA 92618
tel: 949-453-0404
fax: 949-453-8308


Did you know that healthy skin is just as important to your overall health as brushing your teeth? Join us and learn the truth about nutritional influences on your skin, how to watch out for common skin care ingredients that could be accelerating the aging of your skin, and how even the best skin care regimen can fall short without guidance from a professional.
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Riding Jacket

Before this trend completely dies out for Spring, I better post as many pieces as possible! So here's a velvet riding jacket to match the pants and the hat. I think all of them together would be rather costumey, but I do think that everyone should own one equestrian-styled piece. I mean, it does come back into style every other Fall so you'll be able to wear it over and over again. Get this at J. Crew for just $50!

Fendi Purse

Desperately want a designer handbag but can't afford to shell out $500 or more?? Amazon to the rescue! While nylon and logoed handbags start in the $100s, I wanted to post a brand famous for their purses that was chic and can be used over and over. This was the cheapest I found, a leather Fendi purse for $349... a retail value of around $750!

Engineer Boots

I'm thinking about buying a pair of flat black boots to wear so I can walk to the metro wearing a skirt and stay warm(ish). These fit the bill and have that industrial edge I like in boots, but alas I cannot afford them, even though they are on sale. If you have $329 to spare (or want to buy them for me!), check these out at ShopBop.com.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Asymmetrical Tunic

For those of you who know me, isn't this top just so... me?? I nearly shrieked with joy when I saw it and now I must share it with all of you. It totally elongates and slenderizes (is that a real word?). Get it at Mighty Flirt for $190.

Wool Flower Skirt

This skirt looks like it's so soft and flowy. I love the waistband and the wool flowers, this skirt reminds me a little of the 1940s. Get it at Unsung Designers for $298.

Neiman Marcus Last Call Sale

It's the Last Call Sale at Neiman Marcus! Get lots of goodies for less, like this cape sweater, originally $375 but down to $263!

Faux Fur Hat

Now that it's freezing over here on the East Coast, I'm more in the mood to post winter accessories! I like this hat because it's what I imagine a socialite would wear on a sleigh ride in Iceland. Get it at Nordstrom for just $24.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Naomi Pleads Guilty!

Naomi Campbell pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault today for hitting her maid with a cell phone over a pair of missing jeans. She's been sentenced to pay $363 in medical expenses, do five days of community service, and attend a two-day anger management program. In court she said:

"I threw a cell phone in the apartment. The cell phone hit Ana. This was an accident because I did not intend to hit her."

Afterwards, she issued a statement saying:

"I pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor in court today. That's the best way I know to say I'm sorry to Ana. I accepted responsibility and I'm prepared to take my punishment. But I'm not going to let this incident define me. The past is the past. My future holds great things and I'm getting on with my life."

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How long will skinny jeans be in style?

I've turned off my comments, but I'd like to be somewhat interactive still! So tell me, how long will skinny jeans be fashionable? I read an article that they'll be replacing the bootcut jean for the next five to ten years, but I have trouble believing that. After all, bootcut is much more universally flattering to women. What do YOU think?

Ben Sherman Skinny Jeans

Ben Sherman skinny jeans that are half off (only $50) at The District Line??? Definately worth thowing a party for!

Sweater Tunic Hoodie

This item looks a whole heck of a lot like the Sweater Dress from GirlShop, but instead of $228 it's $37. Get this at Kohl's.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Laser Cut Top

Ron Herman is having a sale, which makes the stuff on the site almost afforable. I love this shirt, which has a laser cut-out back, which is totally awesome. Get this for just $85.

Girl Tye

I know Avril Lavigne killed it, but there are times that I really want a skinny tie. This is the perfect answer as they've somehow made it look feminine. Tons of colors to choose from at The Original Girl Tye for $15-$18.

Banded Cuff Button Down

This is a classic yet unique white button up shirt with a banded cuff that ties in the back, double small pockets in the front and a slim fit in the waist. Since it's Alexander McQueen, it's $238, but if you still want it you can get it at Standard Style. Be sure to check out the tie cuffs in the back by looking at "view 2."

Friday, January 12, 2007

Ask A Gay Man: Fashion Victims

I came across this video series and decided I wanted to post one!

Cheap Leather Pants

I can never resist designer clothes on super sale! Get these Versus by Versace pants at a huggge 73% off on Overstock! Originally $495, now down to $130. Their waists are a little high for my taste though... but would it hurt to order and try them on?? You can always return them!

Plus Size Wrap Dress

I think the wrap dress is the most flattering style for all body shapes! Get this dress in either black or polka dot brown from $69. The store is Silhouettes, a cute boutique that sells clothes starting at size 12W.

Beige Wedges


These are the perfect shoes to buy for spring. The round tow, the wedge heel, the color are all very now for shoes. Plus beige shoes make legs look longer, something about creating a long line with no breaks. Get these at Active Endeavors for half off - $120.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Purse From India

It may be cold outside, but that shouldn't prevent you from feeling warm and fuzzy on the inside! Support fair trade with this purse, which has the most fantastic shape ever! Get this at World of Good, which is a virtual cornucopia of do-good products!

"It" Designer: Puella

I cannot stop hearing about this line. Jennifer Garner and Reese Witherspoon both love Puella. Lucky features Puella clothing. TMZ blogs about Puella. Well, if you haven't already heard of it, Puella is super! Easy to wear, comfy and high quality, check it out!